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New Samuel Whitney biography

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5908

Scope and Contents

A biography about the origin of Whitney's name, his poetry-writing blacksmith father, his talents with breeding chickens and bee-keeping, his marriage, his mission to the Southern States and his love for his grandchildren. 6 typed pages with 1 page handwritten notes.


  • 1940


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from New Samuel Whitney biography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical history

New Samuel Whitney was born March 1, 1851 to Francis Tuft and Clarissa Alger Whitney in Iron County, Utah. He was named "New" because he was the first white child born in Iron County. He married Sarah Elizabeth Gurr on July 29, 1872 in Salt Lake City. He passed away May 29, 1926 in Parowan, Iron County, Utah.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

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Physical Location

Formerly in film call number: 920 no. 1.

Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 2007.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Related Materials

These items are part of the 20th Century Western and Mormon Americana Archives.

Register of New Samuel Whitney biography
Lucy Brimhall
2013 February 26
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States